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Nova Scotia Sending Wildfire Crew to Alberta

**** NS Government Media Release

Nova Scotia has answered the call to help fight wildfires in Alberta.

A 21-person crew of wildfire fighters is leaving Halifax on Thursday, May 23. The crew is expected to be on the fireline for about two weeks. The exact location in Alberta is yet to be determined.

Assistance from Nova Scotia was requested through the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. Current fire conditions in Nova Scotia allow for resources to be shared. The Department of Lands and Forestry will ensure proper firefighting resources are maintained within the province.

Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Mutual Aid Resource Sharing Agreement, which ensures all provinces and territories will receive help if forest fires become too big to handle. The affected province covers the costs of the jurisdictions sending help.

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